13th ANNUAL PARADE * MAY 10, 2014 * 10-NOON

13th Annual Rochester Dachshund Parade

Mark your calendars! Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 10:00 AM to Noon in Washington Square Park, 181 S. Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14604 (across from GEVA). Convenient parking can be found at Washington Square Ramp Garage.

Can you believe it -- the Rochester Dachshund Parade turns 13 this year. You could even say, "We're not a kid anymore!" But all the kids are invited along with the moms and dads and grandparents to enjoy the magnificent sight of wiener dogs on parade in the heart of the city. It's been a long, cold, snowy winter, so come out and enjoy one of Rochester's rites of spring and the Parade's lucky 13th!

For 2014 we have embroidered parade T-shirts in two different colors for an $18 donation as well as embroidered parade towels for $15 (cash only please), with a portion of the proceeds going to support Rochester Hope for Pets and the Verona Street Animal Society. There will also be a variety of vendors offering handcrafted dachshund-themed items as well as free pet treats provided by Pet Saver Superstore.

New this year will be a Memory Book for collecting photos and remembrances of all the dachshunds we have loved and lost.

Our parade is partially underwritten by Monroe Veterinary Associates. There will be dog health information available from Veterinary Specialists of Rochester and Animal Emergency Service and from TheraVet Acres with special focus on the needs of dachshunds with back problems. The “official” parade hot dog provider, Dave’s Sidewalk CafĂ©, will return, and this year our sound will be provided by Keyboard Repair.

2013 Parade Videos

Video produced by Simone Ochrym.

Brought to you by our friends at Pet$aver Superstore.

Rain Ended on Time & Parade Was a Blast

Thank you all for coming, despite the cool temperatures. If you didn't come out this year, remember:
Next year, you just gotta be there!

Schedule of Events May 11, 2013 Parade

NOTE: all times approximate

10:00 AM Register and Mingle
10:30 AM Welcome!
11:00 AM Songs & Prizes for oldest and furthest distance traveled to parade
11:30 AM Parade around the square

2012 Parade Videos

Rochester Dachshund Parade: 2012 Washington Square Park, Rochester N.Y. Video footage shot by: Michael Whiting of Whiting's Village Studio v2.0.
Video footage shot by: Simone Ochrym (Simoneo333)
This year, in addition to the hundreds of tiny wiener dogs that will enjoy the 11th Annual Rochester Dachshund Parade in Washington Square Park on Saturday, May 12 from 10 AM until Noon, we will have the biggest wiener in the world: the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile!

Splash & Dash Discounted Groomings May 6-11, 2012

Click here to download the flyer in PDF format.
We are very excited to announce the first ever "Splash and Dash" event before the Rochester Dachshund Parade. We encourage you to share our flyer with all of your friends, who own Dachshunds.

For 6 Days ONLY May 6-May 11, 2012

Discounted Groomings and Nail Trims at Happy Dog Grooming by Julie. 100% of ALL Proceeds will go to benefit animals in need and the Rochester Hope Foundation! Don't forget the Rochester Dachshund Parade on May 12, 2012 at Washington Square Park from 10am to Noon!

Thanks to Alden Odor Solutions for also supporting this cause by donating their wonderful Shampoo for this event!

Space is limited so be sure to call early to reserve your appointment today!

New This Year Official Parade Tote Bag

That's our dog, Chuck, looking at you from the official Rochester Dachshund Parade tote bag, new this year and available for $18. As always, part of the proceeds goes to support Rochester Hope for Pets (formerly known as the MVA Hope Foundation) and the Verona Street Animal Society.

You can carry pretty much anything in this durable fabric tote, including dog treats (and human treats, too).

It measures 11.5 inches high, 13.5 inches wide, and 6 inches high, and has one outside pocket and two inside pockets.

2011 Parade Pictures taken by Joe Falvo

Do you have pictures of the parade that you would like to share? Send them to alanfros@gmail.com.

No Pre-Registration Required

Come to the parade on Saturday, May 7, 2011, starting at 10 AM and fill out a registration card when you arrive. That will put you in the running for a very exciting door prize that will be announced and awarded before the parade begins. It helps us contact you about next year's parade and provides an accurate count of parade attendance. You can also give us your comments and even volunteer for future parades.

If you saw us on Rochester in Focus on Channel 10 on Sunday, April 24, the information that pre-registration is available at this site was incorrect.

While You Wait for the 10th Annual ...

Check out these stories, photos and videos from prior years.


Policy on Puppy Sales

Approved February 12, 2011
Rochester Dachshund Parade Committee

It has come to our attention that nine-week old puppies were brought to the 9th Annual Rochester Dachshund Parade on June 26, 2010 and sold to persons in attendance. This type of activity is not in keeping with the purposes of the parade or the mission of the parade committee.

In light of this occurrence, the committee has drafted the following policy:
The Rochester Dachshund Parade Committee invites everyone who loves dachshunds to participate in our annual event whether they own a dachshund or not. We encourage those persons who are considering the addition of a dachshund to their household to attend the parade and learn more about the breed, its variety and the joys of ownership. We also encourage dachshund breeders to attend the parade and share their knowledge of the breed, but we respectfully request that no sales of any dogs be transacted during the parade event. Further, we must insist that no puppies be brought to the parade with the intent on the part of their owner to sell them or offer them for sale during the parade. And, finally, we ask that no puppy under 14 weeks and, therefore, unvaccinated, be brought to the parade.

2010 Parade Pictures/Videos

Do you have pictures of the parade that you would like to share? Send them to alanfros@gmail.com.

Video by a Parade Goer
YNN Parade Coverage

2009 Parade Photos

Also, go to Rochester Dachshund Parade 2009 on Flickr for another super slide show taken by Mary Churley.